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Alleged: Driver Acting Strangely In Traffic; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Greene reports that he was on patrol in the Albert Pike Road/Wynn Street area yesterday around 1AM when he got behind a tan Buick car.  As soon as he maneuvered his way behind the Buick, it suddenly came to a complete stop in the middle of Albert Pike Road.

Off. Greene turned on the blue lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle drove off eastbound and passed upon several good places to pull over safely.  The suspect vehicle eventually stopped near Afton Street.

The driver immediately got out and began reaching into his pockets.  He was given several commands to stop and put his hands on the roof of his car, but would not comply.  Off. Green approached the driver, Randy Y. Early, 57, of Ivy Street in Hot Springs, and attempted to handcuff him.  Mr. Early fought the arrest process.  He was eventually handcuffed, but continued to be belligerent and refused to get into the police car.  When he was finally put into the police car, he began kicking the interior of the taxpayer owned vehicle.

Randy Y. Early, 57, of Ivy Street in Hot Springs – allegedly stopped his car in traffic, then fled, then resisted arrest.

Mr. Early was transported to the Garland County Detention Center and placed into a holding cell, due to his aggression.  He is charged with Fleeing and Refusal To Submit To Arrest with a bond amount totaling $1,750.